Posted in Bookmark This!, Link of the Week, tagged bookmark this, editing, fiction, Huff Post Books, link of the week, Links, Publishing, writing on September 5, 2013 |
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Your latest manuscript is finally complete. First off – congratulations! Before you move on to hiring a professional editor, take a look at these six tips from HuffPost Books that you can do yourself.
Six Tips for Self-Editing Your Fiction
Kristen Lamb, former editor and author of Rise of the Machines — Human Authors in a Digital World, has this advice for aspiring authors:
“There are many editors who charge by the hour. If they’re spending their time fixing blunders you could’ve easily repaired yourself, you’re burning cash and time. Yet, correct these problems, and editors can more easily get to the meat of your novel. This means you will spend less money and get far higher value.”
What helpful hints would you add to this list? WNBA-ers? Share in the comments.
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Posted in Blog Roll Call, Member Mondays, tagged blog roll, blog roll call, blogging, blogs, Deborah Batterman, Member Mondays, members, WNBA-NYC, writing on July 15, 2013 |
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This week’s featured member blog is Deborah Batterman’s The Things She Thinks About.
Deborah, who took 3rd place in this year’s WNBA Writing Contest, had this to say about blogging:
Blogging is something I do first and foremost because I like writing essay-type reflections on whatever it is that strikes my interest — a movie, a wedding, a day at a museum. It’s not so much about the event as it is about what it evokes. Blogging is also a way to maintain an ongoing online presence, and the approach that feels right for me is to put up a new post every two weeks.
You can find out more about Deborah and her writing in her Member Monday interview.
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